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Senior Archaeologist

North Charleston, South Carolina
Closing date
Sep 28, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood's Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Archaeologist for our Columbia, South Carolina office. The following locations will also be considered: Charleston, SC; and Raleigh, NC. Be involved in projects with our Heritage & Cultural Resources Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges.

Your Impact
  • Manage heritage and cultural resource projects.
  • Direct field teams on archaeological surveys and excavations.
  • Develop and implement research designs for heritage and cultural resource studies.
  • Assist with development and scoping of medium-sized projects.
  • Interact with clients, landowners, contractors, and others.
  • Work with tribal monitors and representatives.
  • Help clients comply with state and federal regulations.
  • Prepare and assist with completing cultural resources survey reports, data entry, impact assessment, and permitting activities for assigned projects (e.g. CEQA, NEPA, etc.).
  • Perform professional archaeological work and conduct investigations, inspections, studies, and surveys to gain further information on a particular cultural resources problem or issue, verify site characteristics, and/or to plan for various historical preservation and environmental issues.
  • Interact with regulatory and historical preservation agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, historic preservation, or a related field.
  • 5-7 years of relevant post-education experience in the context of Section 106/110 compliance.
  • 5-7 years of experience in CRM archaeology, preferably in the Southeast.
  • Thorough understanding of regulatory framework for heritage resource management compliance.
  • Proven project delivery track record.
  • Successful client engagement and business development.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Management of interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Expertise in the archaeology of the Southeastern United States.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and harassment policies.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP's Motor Vehicle screening.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS is strongly preferred and Ph.D. is preferred.
  • Preference will be given to a specialist with clearly defined knowledge, skills and abilities as evidenced through publications/presentations and work experience in the Southeastern United States.
  • Active participation in professional practice organizations.


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